Letter from Warwick Academics:

We invite all academic and research staff to sign the following letter, which has been forwarded to Protect the Public University – Warwick.

“Warwick students currently occupying the Council Chamber at Senate House have done so with a clearly stated purpose:  to inaugurate dialogue concerning grave threats to the university system in the United Kingdom, and by extension, to society as a whole.  The students have been eloquent in their expression of these dangers, and rigorous in their analysis of them.  Their documents should be read with care, and we point only to the most obvious elements they stress:  the increase in student fees, the outsourcing of support services, the privatisation and marketisation of knowledge and skills, and ultimately, the construction of the university as an engine of social inequality rather than as a foundational institution of the democratic process, which relies on an informed and educated electorate.  We fully stand behind the students, and call on senior administration of the University of Warwick to engage with them in a spirit of intellectual debate, exchange, and concern.”

Signed:

Daniel Katz

Miguel Bestegui

Keith Ansell Pearson

Neil Lazarus

Graeme Macdonald

Pablo Mukherjee

Michael Gardiner

Thomas Docherty

Emma Francis

Gill Frith

Ross Forman

Gemma Goodman

Sorcha Gunne

Joseph Jackson

Emma Mason

Jonathan Mee

Christina Lupton

Ashok Malhotra

Mike Niblett

Sarah Poynting

Yvonne Reddick

Carol Rutter

Rochelle Sibley

Jonathan Skinner

Mark Storey

George Ttoouli

Christine Achinger

Nick Lawrence

Gurnam Singh

Dr Paul Anderson

Nick Hewlett

George Meszaros

Dennis Leech

Rashmi Varma

Daniel Orrells

Christiania Whitehead

Elizabeth Barry

Will Eaves

John Fletcher

Maureen Freely

Tess Grant

Tony Howard

Charlotte Mathieson

Paul Prescott

Stephen Purcell

Stephen Shapiro

David Vann

Paul Whitehouse

Benjamin Fowler

Saul Hewish

Sansom, Ian

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